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Stealing Candy (2003)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  10 December 2003 (Philippines)
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Three ex-cons kidnap a famous movie star.

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Walt Gearson
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Brad Vorman
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Fred Dowd
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Candy Tyler
Justin Lester ...
Danny Gearson
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Ross
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Frank (as Chris Rydell)
Adrienne Meltzer ...
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Barbara Gearson
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Fred Dowd, Brad Vorman, and Walt Gearson are ex-convicts who devise a plan that will potentially make them millionaires. After stalking famous movie star Candy Tyler, they break into her house, knock her unconscious with chloroform, and take her to a secluded cabin. There, they force Candy to shoot a pornography video that is broadcast live on the Internet to people who pay a fee to watch. The video is a success, but tensions between the three criminals soon come to a head. Written by Patrick Lin

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The crime of a lifetime. Live on the net.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Better than anything with Shannon Tweed in, at least...
12 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

It's sleazy. It's nasty. It's also got Coolio in it. But despite a few drawbacks, Stealing Candy just about delivers the goods... if you're looking for an erotic thriller with a bit more to it than T & A. Don't expect deep psychological drama of a girl taken prisoner and forced to do an X rated Internet clip. There is however, a decent enough set-up, a pretty good twist halfway through (although I would have saved it till the end) and reasonable performances from a cast that could charitably be described as B list, and on that subject...

The 'world renowned ' actress at the centre of this plot is simply awful in the bit of movie-making we see her do, so the chances of her earning a multi-million pound deal from a major studio seem... well, impossible. Even if she did get her thrupenny bits out for thousands of web geeks. And while we're discussing unlikely scenarios, I'm getting a little tired of scenes where pretty young females fell the men who are trying to kill them, having more than ample time to finish them off... and then choosing to leg it instead, so the chase may resume. DO YOU WANNA LIVE OR NOT?

It ain't a film for the discerning. If it's playing at 2 am on some obscure cable channel though... why not? 5/10


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